Over 300,000 patients waiting over a year for surgery

Latest NHS data shows that more than 300,000 NHS patients in England have now been waiting more than a year for routine surgery.

Homeless to be prioritised for coronavirus vaccine

The JCVI has advised the government to prioritise people experiencing homelessness, including those sleeping rough, for the coronavirus vaccine.

Rising toll of work stress on staff revealed

The proportion of NHS England staff who reported feeling unwell as a result of work-related stress increased by nearly 10 per cent last year.

More non-Covid patients treated during winter peak

NHS hospitals cared for more than one million patients without coronavirus while battling the peak of the winter wave of infections.

Nursing student numbers to increase in Scotland

The number of student nurses, midwives, and paramedics entering Scottish Government funded degree programmes will increase this year.

£6.5 million to combat obesity and diabetes in Wales

More than £6.5 million is being invested in combatting obesity and diabetes in Wales, especially those severely affected by the pandemic.

NHS rolls out capsule cameras to test for cancer

Miniature cameras which patients can swallow to get checked for cancer are being trialled across the NHS.

Labour seeking vote on NHS pay rise

Keir Starmer has called on the Prime Minister to give MPs a vote on NHS pay amid mounting anger at the government’s proposed NHS pay cut.

No clear evidence of Test and Trace’s overall effectiveness

It is not clear whether the contribution of NHS Test and Trace in reducing infection levels can justify its ‘unimaginable’ costs, says PAC.

Act now to avoid 12,000 extra heart attacks

The government that action is needed now to avoid 12,000 extra heart attacks and strokes due to pandemic care disruption.

NHS England boss says staff deserve better pay rise

NHS England’s chief executive has said that staff deserve a 2.1 per cent pay rise next year, rather than the proposed one per cent.

11,000 people living with undiagnosed breast cancer

Nearly 11,000 people in the UK could be living with breast cancer that has not yet been diagnosed due to disruption caused by the pandemic.

Nightingale Hospitals to be closed after £500m cost

The network of emergency Nightingale hospitals established last year to handle the surge in coronavirus cases is to close from next month.

NHS to begin texting people for jab invites

The NHS will begin texting people to invite them to book their coronavirus jab, making it quicker and more convenient to get an appointment.

NHS waiting list could be ‘scratching the surface’

The NHS in England could face a hidden waiting list of nearly six million people who have not come forward or been referred for treatment yet.

Rising pressure for review of infection control guidance

A report has shown that the government’s coronavirus infection control guidelines, which are used across the UK, are ‘flawed and need replacing’.

NHS invites people aged 56 to 59 for their jab

People aged 56 to 59 are being invited to book a life-saving coronavirus jab this week as the NHS vaccination programme continues.

Life-saving gene-therapy drug deal agreed

A life-saving drug that can enable mobility in babies and young children suffering from a rare genetic condition will be available on the NHS.

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